Maryland is set in mature woodland gardens overlooking the valley and Talland Bay beyond.
The wonderful view from Maryland.
The sitting-room has a wood-burner for cooler evenings.
The kitchen-area is fully equipped.
Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower-room.
A perfectly peaceful spot to sit and admire the scenery.
It is a pleasure to cook in such a lovely light room.
The dining-table shares the wonderful views.
Plenty of light floods into the sitting-room.
This little beauty will keep your toes warm!
Patio doors lead out to the verandah and front garden.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed.
There is a television in Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 has 3' twin beds.
Bedroom 2 looks out over the garden to the side of the house.
The family bathroom.
The woodland garden is planted with trees and flowering shrubs.
The driveway leads up the slope to the almost level parking-area; there is also a gate on the left-hand side where steps go up to a concrete path leading to the front door.
The path leads through the garden to the front door.
On the left is a little glade with a picnic bench.
Looking back up at the house from the picnic bench.
The front of the cottage catches the sun for much of the day.
The lawn behind the cottage slopes up towards the surrounding trees.
The view from the top of the back garden.
The path leading from the cottage to the parking-area.
An aerial photograph of Talland Bay, with the beach on the left a quarter of a mile down the hill from Maryland.
Looe beach.
Talland Bay, just down the road from Maryland.
The great little cafe at Talland Bay.
An idyllic spot for a bite to eat!



1.9 miles SW of Looe / Sleeps 4 (no children under 5)

7 Nights from £400 - £920

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Blue Peter Inn (1 ¼ miles)

Find The Blue Peter Inn at the end of the quay at the fishing village of Polperro - ‘the last pub before France’. Expect a warm welcome, a toasty fire and, quite possibly, a bit of live music thrown in.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Angela Netherwood September 2015

A superb pub, an absolute must for anyone visiting Polperro. Staff are friendly and welcoming, food excellent, a good selection of drinks, and dogs very welcome. The music nights were well worth staying for, with a wonderful atmosphere. We ate here at lunch and in the evening, and sometimes just popped in for a pint.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Recommended Inn

Friendly barstaff, good range of real ales, nice atmosphere & dogs welcome

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Nearest beach

Talland Bay (¼ mile)

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Talland Bay comprises of three secluded coves, each with their own character. Guests are spoilt for choice with coves to explore, natural tidal pools to bathe in and plenty of activities on offer. Rent a kayak from the nearby cafe or spend the day luxuriating in the sand, this is a slice of Cornish heaven.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lansley October 2011

A very nice area to visit get there early for a place in the free car park which is further along than the main £3 car park! The cafe on the beach looks good but we went to the cafe with a huge garden set back and it was very pleasant. A nice beach for families as well as nice and quiet for couples. In late September the tide comes in very early in the afternoon so beware! Lots of rock pools to mooch about in too which is fun for children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Your satnav probably won't find it but it's worth discovering.

When the tide is out this is a perfect spot for the family. The small Talland Bay café is located at the bottom of a very steep, single-lane laneway to the beach. There's a car park there that cost £3 for one day when I was there.

The café sells sandwiches, paninis, cornish cream teas, ice-creams and teas and coffees.

The beach has some amazing rock pools that can keep kids entertained for ages and when the tide is out, lovely sandy beach is exposed. When the tide is out there are also some large-ish pools of water left behind on the beach that were perfect for my 16 month old to paddle in (under supervision of course!). If the weather is good then you can easily spend a whole day here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Mills July 2011

Lorraine Mills

This is a great beach to go to we had a couple of fantastic days here. Great for all ages my daughters aged 16& 14 loved swimming and the Kayaking you can do there. (You can hire out the Kayak's for £8.00 per hr from the beach cafe).
My son is 4yrs old and he had so much fun playing in the water & climbing over the rocks to see what he could find in the Rock Pools.
All in all a great day out for the whole family

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Sandy beach with rock climbing, swimming, surfing and canoes for hire. It also has an award-winning cafe with the best crab sandwiches we have tried yet, and can be accessed from the car park, or via the coastal path from Polperro to Looe.

Nearest walk

Talland Bay and Looe Walk (¼ mile)

A five mile walk best suited to the energetic as the paths are rough in places with some steep ascent/descent (and muddy in winter!). Start from the car park at Talland Bay and turn left through the kissing gate onto the coastal path. Climb the steps and follow the path to Looe. Enjoy the dramatic coastline with rugged cliffs and stunning scenery as you drop down into the town. Looe is a great place to stop for a break and sightseeing so enjoy your time there before heading back either the way you came or by turning inland, up West Looe Hill onto the main Polperro Road turning left before you reach it to the sharp right-hand bend at Tencreek. Follow the footpath through the caravan park and keep to the waymarkers through the fields to the bottom. On reaching the road turn right toTalland Bay. Not suitable wheelchair users or pushchairs.

Nearest town

Polperro (1 ¼ miles)

The picture perfect harbour village of Polperro nestles in a sheltered valley on the south coast of Cornwall between its more famous neighbours Looe and Fowey. Dating back to the 13th century you can feel the history of the village all around you. This is a true Cornish hidden gem.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harris March 2014

A real delight

Polperro is a beautiful little port town...... maybe not quite as picturesque as (let's say) Port Isaac....but much more redolent of the Cornish fishing village of your dreams... delightfully set out, the walk into the village really sucks you in to its charms. Highly recommended for a 2-3 hour trip.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Few cars come down the twisting lanes of this village adding to its lost in time feel, but Polperro is also a working fishing harbour, although it was once reknowned for smuggling. This village seems to have it all, a sandy beach, caves and rock pools, a harbour with ducks and swans, stunning views, coastal walks, plus pubs, cafes and shops.

Also nearby

Talland Bay Beach Cafe (¼ mile)

Relax and enjoy the view, inside or out, from this award winning beach cafe. Offering a selection of locally produced food, why not indulge in one of the many treats they have to offer?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

The Eden Project (12 miles)

It hardly needs any introduction…This global garden with its iconic Biomes is home to millions of plants and flowers reflecting the diversity of our planet. Marvel at the largest greenhouse in the world, see internationally-acclaimed architecture and art inspired by nature, or go to a gig at the renowned Eden Sessions. Children can learn about humans' complex relationship with nature in The Core interactive education centre or go free-range and explore trails, hideaways and sandpits. A wide range of cafes and restaurants provide delicious, responsibly-resourced refuelling stops and the shop is crammed full of interesting gift and souvenir ideas. An organic project that just keeps on growing, a visit to The Eden Project is an awe-inspiring experience. You can also have a go on the new zip wire, reported to be the longest in England - go on, you know you want to!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs May April 2016

Great for families

We've been several times and always had fun. You can get annual tickets when you gift aid your entry which is very worthwhile as it isn't cheap. Went twice over Easter week once going in as it opened and enjoying the biomes in the pouring rain! Core building also great for kids and not as busy as biomes. We went again later in the day another day and discovered that you can have an evening meal in the Mediterranean biome midweek from Easter to October which was a lovely treat and then they give you a lift back up the hill afterwards! Staying til it closes gives you a quieter time too!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Rowan August 2015

Amazing place, well worth a visit

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Owen August 2014

A fun day at Eden

Myself and my two children (aged 4 and 7) visited Eden Project during the school holidays. We had a great day out which was enjoyed by all. The Biomes were busy at times but there was plenty of little hideaway places outside to get away from the crowd and recharge the batteries. We took our own picnic so don't know about pricing / food of the onsite eateries but I can say that the ice creams were lovely and in my opinion great value at £2 each.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Veranneman November 2012

Simply great !

Last year we bought an annual ticket and could visit The Eden Project 3 times. Every time we went it was a great day out !

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Reade October 2012

Eden Project

Excellent all round.including zip wire!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

We went on a rainy day in the summer hols and understandably everyone else had the same idea so it was packed. It was nice to see the iconic biomes and interesting to look round but we thought it was very expensive for what it was - £60 for 4 of us plus we ate there so an extra £40 for that. We also seemed to spend a lot of time queuing for food, to look round the biomes, for the park and ride etc . We would go back but perhaps out of season to have chance to explore fully. We'd also look round for cheaper tickets!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Have wanted to visit here for many years. It was quite interesting, the Biomes were amazing to look at from the outside. We bought tickets from the tourist information centre before we visited which they sell at discounted prices and also went after 3.30pm when entrance is less. The cakes in the cafe were all a bit stale, at nearly £40 for a piece of cake and a drink for 7 of us we thought they would be lovely and were not so good. Maybe it was a bad day for cake. Glad to have visited, would probably only go once.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

good value with stores vouchers....

Visited for the first time 10 years ago, and of course in 10 years it HAS changed...more grown up, but we remarked to each other many times that it didn't feel as "magical" as the first time we wound our way down to the domes. The large 'flags' have gone that marked the way down the paths.....perhaps that was it? entrance was £23 each for adults & £9.50 each for kids....So to be honest we really wouldn't have visited had it not been for a certain store voucher scheme that meant we payed £5 each and the kids £2.50 each we did treat ourselves to lunch..£5 for most mains with salad or new potatoes....YUMMY, filling & VERY good value, with free pitchers of water on the tables and help yourself mugs hang above - all very handy. Plenty to see and do although our kids sped around the place and ended up where they REALLY wanted to the shop. A great day out though , as they slept like logs on the way home!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Marsh April 2012

What a wonderful way to spend a day. The weather was perfect for us, but that didn't matter as it would be okay on a poor day at Eden. It was early in the year when we visited but still plenty to see and do.
Had lunch there and it was very good value for money.
We will be back!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Definitely lived up to expectations and has grown considerably in content since our last visit 9 years ago.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr McMahon July 2011

Its excellent, go and have a great day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Morgan July 2011

Absolutely fabulous. The highspot of our holiday. So much to see and enjoy, will definitely return.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

We felt that £20 per adult was a lot to pay, yes there was plenty to see; however, on a wet, cold, windy day walking the outside paths was not great.The two domes well worth seeing, but again not worth £40. We came away saying to each other that we felt the Eden Project to be a great Educational Centre for children, schools and colleges to visit, there were other gardens we visited in Cornwall we felt much better value.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

Eden Sessions

There aren't may concert venues where there are no queues for the loo or the bar! A great venue with staff who actually smile - and if you don't like the band you can always wander around a biome (or two).

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Cornish February 2009


The Eden Project really is somewhere very special. Leave loads of time to look around and I would recommend staying for the evening as this is when the place really comes alive. The lighting and scenery in the evening has to been seen to be believed, it’s so beautiful.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lucy December 2008

A great day out with loads to do for all ages. In winter, skating on the ice rink is great fun and the hot, tropical Biome is a great antedote for the winter blues. There's lots of delicious food to choose from in the cafes and restaurants too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Fabulous day out

The biomes are amazing, and the educational centre is interesting too. Watch the film on the making of Eden. It's a good couple of hours long but worth it. With ice skating and gigs playing at this exciting venue too it makes a good day out for all the family.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Denness August 2008

Eden Sessions and Biomes

My trip to The Eden Project was amazing. I visited in the summer to see a band and included in the ticket was access to the rest of the grounds; we went early and took a trip around the Biomes before the gig started. The sound quality from the open-air gig was fantastic, I would definitely recommend going if you get the chance (but remember tickets sell out fast!).

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Plants and gigs!

A visit to the Eden Project is a must. The biomes which house the plants from all over the world are amazing! And if you get chance to see a gig then it will be an experience you will not forget - tickets are often sold out!

Polperro Beach (1 ¼ miles)

Polperro beach is a small beach found just outside the harbour walls of one of the prettiest fishing villages in the country. Sitting in front of Willy Wilcox cave, once used by smugglers, Polperro beach should be visited at low tide.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Tidal sandy beach with a secret smugglers cave, and a hidden walkway around the headland which only appears at low tide.

House on the Props (1 ¼ miles)

This distinctive building is frequently referred to as 'the house on stilts' and offers an inviting tea room by day which converts to a traditional restaurant in the evening. Offering locally caught fish and an amazing selection of cakes and desserts.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Delicious locally sourced food, my kids loved the desserts.

Couch's Great House Restaurant (1 ½ miles)

This restaurant offers the opportunity to try some locally sourced food. The elegant, inviting feel of the restaurant is enhanced by cosy wood-burning stoves in the winter, creating a warm relaxing atmosphere for dining.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Top food all locally sourced, and beautifully cooked. It is always a real treat to eat at this top quality Cornish restaurant.

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